Resources for Small Businesses :
AusIndustry is a specialist program delivery division within the Department
of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and Tertiary
Education. We are a key source of information and referral over a range of
business areas. We work across all levels of government and reach even the most
remote areas of Australia.
Australian Business Account
The Australian Business Account (ABA) is an online service designed to help
you set up, expand and manage your business. Register for the Australian
Business Account (ABA), to better manage all your government-related licences,
permits and registrations.
Australian Business Licence and Information Service
ABLIS helps you find the government licences, permits, approvals,
registrations, codes of practice, standards and guidelines you need to know
about to meet your compliance responsibilities.
Australian Federation of Business and Professional Women
BPW Australia is a community of women working to end gender inequality. Our
members share an interest in the issues that affect women in Australia, and
around the world, today.
Australian Retailers Association
Since 1903 the Australian Retailers Association (ARA) has been the peak
industry body representing Australia’s retail sector which employs over 1.2
million people. The ARA ensures retail success by informing, protecting,
advocating, educating and saving money for its 5,000 independent and national
retail members throughout Australia.
Australian Small Business Commissioner
The role of the Australian Small Business Commissioner is to provide advocacy
and representation of small business interests and concerns to the Australian
Australian Trade Commission
The Australian Trade Commission – Austrade – is the Australian Government’s
trade, investment and education promotion agency. Through a global network of
offices, Austrade assists Australian companies to grow their international
business, attracts productive foreign direct investment into Australia and
promotes Australia’s education sector internationally.
business.gov.au offers you simple and convenient access to all the government
information, forms and services you need. It's a whole-of-government service
providing essential information on planning, starting and growing your business.
Watch our Introduction to business.gov.au video to find out how we can help you.
Business Enterprise Centres (BEC) Australia
BEC Australia is a not-for-profit organisation whose primary role is to
support and grow the national network of Business Enterprise Centres and provide
representation on behalf of its members to key stakeholders.
Business SA is the voice of business in South Australia. We assist
organisations of all sizes to manage people and tackle the issues faced in
today’s competitive business environment. Our highly skilled professionals
provide hands-on assistance to identify workplace challenges and drive growth at
every stage of the business lifecycle.
Commercialisation Australia is an initiative of the Australian Government. It
is a competitive, merit-based assistance program offering funding and resources
to accelerate the business building process for Australian companies,
entrepreneurs, researchers and inventors looking to commercialise innovative
Council of Small Business Australia
A voice for small business. The Council of Small Business Australia is the
country's peak body exclusively representing the interests of small businesses.
We were created by people who believed that small business needed a voice that
was not also representing big business as a result the Council of Small Business
Australia is the country's peak body exclusively representing the interests of
Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and
The Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and
Tertiary Education helps shape Australia’s future economy through skills,
learning, discovery and innovation.
Enterprise Connect offers comprehensive, confidential advice and support to
eligible Australian small and medium businesses to help them transform and reach
their full potential. With a national network of centres and around 100
experienced Business Advisers and Facilitators, Enterprise Connect provides
business improvement services to businesses in industries as diverse as
manufacturing, clean technology, resources, defence, tourism, creative,
information and communication technology, transport (freight) and logistics and
professional services sectors.
Franchise Council of Australia
The Franchise Council of Australia Limited (FCA) is the peak body for the
franchise sector in Australia, representing franchisees, franchisors and service
providers to the sector.
Innovation & Business Skills Australia
Innovation & Business Skills Australia (IBSA) is one of eleven Industry
Skills Councils authorised by the Australian Government to be an official voice
on vocational education and training.
IP Australia is the Australian Government agency that administers
intellectual property (IP) rights and legislation relating to patents, trade
marks, designs and plant breeder's rights. We are a prescribed agency within the
Department of Industry, Innovation, Climate Change, Science, Research and
NSW Small Business Commissioner
Small businesses are the backbone of Australia's economy, representing 96 per
cent of all businesses in the country. There are an estimated 2 million small
businesses across the nation providing nearly half of all employment. In NSW
alone, there are 680,000 small businesses providing employment for around 50 per
cent of the NSW workforce.
NSW Trade & Investment
NSW Trade & Investment is the lead economic development agency in New South
Wales, Australia responsible for driving sustainable economic growth across the
state. We achieve results by collaborating with and supporting businesses,
industries and communities to advance investment, trade, innovation,
productivity and regional growth across all sectors. We work with local,
national and international customers to deliver our services.
Restaurant & Catering Australia
Restaurant & Catering Australia (R&C) is the national association that leads
and represents the interests of the 35,000 restaurants and catering businesses
Small Business Advice
Small Business Advice is a not-for-profit website providing assistance to
small business owners and operators. Assistance includes information about
starting, running and exiting a small business as well as access to diagnostic
and cash flow management tools. The website also has the capacity to match
profiles of businesses with issues to professional advisors that have the
specific skills and expertise to address these issues.
Small Business Association of Australia
Small Business Association of Australia is a young, dynamic and vibrant
organisation that is here to make a difference for the small business owner
often referred to as SME’s (small and medium enterprises). We have a range of
programmes all aimed at providing information, education and support to the
business owner. Businesses need different support and advice at varying levels
during their stages of growth and development.
Small Business Development Corporation
Experienced business advisors provide free information, advice and guidance
to business intenders and those already operating a small business in WA.
Services include access to specialist advice on marketing, buying a business,
commercial tenancy, employing people, and financial forecasting.
Small Business Mentoring Service
SBMS Experienced Business Mentors are part of the Small Business Mentoring
Service. SBMS is an incorporated not-for-profit association. It has been in
existence since 1986 when there were just 14 members. Today there are around 100
Mentors, both male and female, who have the skill and experience to help small
Small Business Solutions
Small Business Solutions is a one-stop shop for small business. Designed to
enhance the business skills, profitability and growth of small businesses, Small
Business Solutions provides small business owners the opportunity to get real
business assistance from accredited industry professionals.
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